Development and Environment
IUCN- The World Conservation Union
The World Conservation Union is the world’s largest and
most important conservation network. The Union brings together
82 States, 111 government agencies, more than 800 non-governmental
organizations (NGOs), and some 10,000 scientists and experts from
181 countries in a unique worldwide partnership. The Union’s
mission is to influence, encourage and assist societies throughout
the world to conserve the integrity and diversity of nature and
to ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically
sustainable. The World Conservation Union is a multicultural,
multilingual organization with 1000 staff located in 62 countries.
Its headquarters are in Gland, Switzerland.
Nothern Area Strategy for Sustainable Development
The Northern Areas (NA) has a unique and critical role to play
in the sustainable development of Pakistan. Although they span
a relatively small geographical area, the Northern Areas serve
as a vital catchment for the Indus River, upon which a majority
of Pakistan's irrigated agriculture and hydroelectricity depends.
The Northern Areas also contain the nation's most important natural
forests, rich mineral reserves, and a wealth of biodiversity.
Dramatic scenery, some of the world's highest mountains, and a
variety of cultural and archaeological sites make the NA one of
the most visited tourist destinations in the country.
Pakistan Environmental Assessment Association
PEAA is an interdisciplinary professional association dedicated
to developing national capability to anticipate, plan and manage
the consequences of development. It seeks to ensure that all environmental
dimensions of decisions are understood and incorporated in the
planning of developmental projects by the concerned professionals
Pakistan Environment Programme
The Pakistan Environment Programme (PEP), initiated in July 1994,
has supported the twin purposes of (a) capacity building of the
partner organisations themselves as the key institutions for sustaining
the environment agenda in Pakistan, and (b) capacity building
for the environment in the country at large, through activities
of the PEP partners.
International Institute for Environment
IIED is an independent, non-profit organization promoting sustainable
patterns of world development through collaborative research,
policy studies, networking and knowledge dissemination. We work
to address global issues, for example; mining, the paper industry
and food systems.